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Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm PST
on the entitlement state. they have a society. the reason they were able to do that, they were under the ameran urella. if we decide to spend all our money on medicare, medicaid, social security, entitlements, all she made ideas, we will not have a defensive establishment and there is no country that is behind us that will protect us and the west. that is the american dilemma. it has always been the free rider problem, you're on our backs. but if we go the way of europe, there is nobody to protect us or the rest of the world. >> but you can overspend yourselfn the military to oblion, as eisenhower said. >> 3% under gdp. it% under eisenhower? >> defense spending as a percentage of the federal budget has declined, true. >> and in absolute terms, the defense budget has doubled in the past 10 years. it has doubled in cost. you're telling me that there isn't that in there to be cut? i would point out, at the risk of being a johnny one note, before the all-volunteer service a private first class in the military was paid a principal sum of $960 a year. in contracts, $22,000. you have immediately incur
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